Women of Waterproofing
Georgia Burbridge and Rachel Munro of ASUC-member company Delta Membrane Systems Limited are two of the growing number of women working within the waterproofing industry. Recent figures show that women currently make up 14% of construction professionals within the United Kingdom, but 37% of new entrants into the industry are women.
With these figures in mind, Georgia and Rachel developed the Women of Waterproofing Networking Group. The Group responds to emerging patterns within the construction industry and presents an opportunity for women to network and learn from each other’s experiences. At the heart of this initiative is the belief in making way for other women entering the industry and empowering them to succeed.
The Women of Waterproofing Networking Group is open to all aspiring women and guests. It seeks to promote gender equality and reducing skill gaps, with hopes to create a more gender-equal workforce. The Group is focused on developing and encouraging more women into waterproofing sector and for a greater acceptance of women in a male-dominated industry.
There is much to be learned from Delta’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as they work hard to increase the representation of female CSSW qualified Waterproofing Design Specialists. Women of Waterproofing is but one part of their wider diversity and inclusion strategies, which include unconscious bias CSSW Training at their facilities in Epping, Essex and their diversity and inclusion five-year plan offering Waterproofing Design Specialist Apprenticeships.
Delta Membranes were nominated for – and, indeed, won – the ASUC Project of the Year Award 2018 for the Women of Waterproofing Networking Group. ASUC looks forward to seeing what the Group does next and the impact it will have on the industry.
To find out more about the Group, click here.